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TEAM COMPOSITION


 IRI / Iran

 
Team manager Khoshkhabar Amir
Coach Kovac Slobodan
Assistant coach Prakljacic Slobodan
Doctor Afroozi Siyamak
Physiotherapist
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Shahram Mahmoudi Sh.Mahmoudi 20.07.1988 198 95 347 332 Sarmayeh Bank
  2   Milad Ebadipour Ghara H. M.Ebadipour 17.10.1993 196 78 350 310 BELCHATOV
  3 Saman Faezi S.Faezi 23.08.1991 204 87 343 335 SAIPA
  C 4   Mir Saeid Marouflakrani S. Marouf 20.10.1985 189 81 331 311 PAYKAN
  5 Farhad Ghaemi F. Ghaemi 28.08.1989 197 73 355 335 Paykan
  6   Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi Seyed 22.08.1987 203 86 362 344 Sarmayeh Bank
  7 Hamzeh Zarini H. Zarini 18.10.1985 198 98 351 330 Kalleh Mazandaran
  L 8   Farhad Zarif Ahangaran V. F.Zarif 03.03.1983 165 60 290 271 Sarmayeh Bank
  9 Adel Gholami A. Gholami 09.02.1986 195 88 341 330 Sarmayeh Bank
  10   Amir Ghafour A.Ghafour 06.06.1991 202 90 354 334 SAIPA
  11 Farhad Piroutpour F. Piroutpour 21.02.1991 197 90 360 350 Shahrdari Urmia
  12   Mojtaba Mirzajanpour M. M.Mirzajanpour 07.10.1991 205 88 355 348 SARMAYEH BANK
  13 Mehdi Mahdavi M.Mahdavi 13.02.1984 191 96 330 310 Sarmayeh Bank
  14   Arash Keshavarzi A.Keshavarzi 16.02.1987 198 94 344 325 Matin Varamin
  15 Mostafa Sharifat M.Sharifat 16.09.1987 204 85 332 313 Matin Varamin
  L 16   Abdolreza Alizadeh Gh. A. Alizadeh 19.02.1987 183 80 272 252 Shahrdari Urmia
  17 Pourya Fayazi Damnabi P.Fayazi 12.01.1993 194 87 348 326 Shahrdari Urmia
  18   Mohammad Taher Vadi M.T.Vadi 10.10.1989 194 72 329 315 KHATAM ARDAKAN
  L 19 Mahdi Marandi M. Marandi 12.05.1986 172 69 295 280 SARMAYEH BANK
  20   Mikaeil Tajer M. Tajer 01.05.1984 201 80 335 315 Shahrdari Tabriz
  21 Reza Abedini R. Abedini 19.05.1991 203 93 354 348 Vezarat Defa
  22   Mohammadhassan Senobar M. Senobar 11.07.1989 210 94 370 361 Shahrdari Tabriz
  23 Ali Shafiei A. Shafiei 21.09.1991 190 80 348 345 SARMAYEH BANK
  24   Mohammadjavad Manavinezhad M.Manavi 27.11.1995 198 94 340 320 VERONA
  25 Rasoul Najafi R.Najafi 23.07.1991 196 85 325 317 Vezarat Defa
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Although they still have some way to go, Iran are on the rise and can present a good challenge to the world’s elite teams. They have made rapid improvement in recent seasons and last year they had an impressive World League campaign, culminating in a fourthplace finish in Group 1 following a straight-sets defeat against their Italian hosts in the bronze medal match. That was followed up by a sixth-place finish at the 2014 World Championship where they were defeated by a strong Russian side. Iran became Asian champions for a second time in 2013, having made the breakthrough in 2011. They also finished fourth - earning welcome international exposure in the process - at the 2013 World Grand Champions Cup, ahead of teams such as the United States and Japan. They will be hoping to pick up where they left off in 2014 when they defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

The history of volleyball in Iran dates back to the early 1920s when it was played at colleges. The national team made their competitive debut in the 1950s. While they have yet to qualify for an Olympic Games, their ascent is undeniable. They have featured in the past three World Championships and at the most recent World Cup in 2011, ending a 20-year absence from the latter.
Coach profile

The Serbian 48-year-old coach of Iran recorded the 4th place of the 2014World League, the 6thof the World Cup and the gold medal of the 2014 Asian Championship as the gloriesof his first coaching year with Iran.

As a player,Kovac could achieve colorful medals in Olympic,World and European Championships. He was also titled the best coach of the Super League twice in Serbian League and twice in the Italian series A since 2008. He also became the best sports coach of Iran in 2014 to add prominence to his vivid achievements.

Thisskilled and virtuous man is seeking to arrange the Iranian volleyball men to bring new triumphs in the World League, Asian Championship, World Cup and Olympic Qualification Games in 2015 so that they can attain the most important goal qualifying for the Olympic Games of Rio in 2016.